Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and
welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds
and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate
a particular creed. We come together because of our
shared commitment to values and to ways of living,
not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more
about the long history and tradition of Unitarian
Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is
the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in
the nation. Though the society was dormant for
several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now
growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in
1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.

Coming Up In December

Sunday, December 9th, (Postponed from December 2nd due to weather) 10am at Barrett Hall. What the Lights Can Mean…
For Everyone! led by Rev. Telos Whitfield.

This is the season of Lights in many traditions – Advent awaiting the coming of the birth of Jesus, Hanukkah candles in honor of family and tradition, Winter Solstice to remember ancient pagan cycles of light, birth of Mohammad, and Bodhi Day honoring Gautama’s enlightenment. In memory, celebration and anticipation of a new season, we explore what lights can mean, together.

Sunday, December 16th, 6pm. Circle of Light – Our Winter Solstice Celebration!

We will gather once again at Lee Funston’s home at 192 Justin Morrill Hwy in Strafford for a time of songs, readings, ritual and celebration as we light our bonfire, share stories and honor this ancient tradition. If you can, bring a dish to share for our potluck supper and feel free to invite family and friends to join us!

News

Click the following link for the latest newsletter:
Nov. 2018 Newsletter Universalist Society of Strafford

Ongoing

Supporting the U.U.S.C. – It is never too late to make
your Guest At Your Table donation. Contributions
for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service
Committee can be made on-line anytime:
https://donate.uusc.org/checkout/donation?eid=75595

A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of
Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the
Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain
dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its
history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social
justice around the world, partnering with those who
confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be
inspired by this work and support efforts that create
lasting and powerful change.